The Miracle Man
Bob Porter of Greenville, South Carolina, met a lot of doctors in his 28-year career working in health care management in the U.S. and worldwide. But he has found none other who compared to Joe Moore, MD, professor of medicine and a cell therapy and hematologic malignancies specialist at Duke Cancer Institute and Duke Raleigh.
Over the past 13 years, Moore has managed Porter’s care through treatment for six different types of cancer, including Hodgkin’s lymphoma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, kidney cancer, and Merkel cell carcinoma (a rare skin cancer). Moore often introduces Porter to trainees as “the miracle man.”
“I have found Dr. Joe Moore to be the most caring physician I have ever met,” Porter says. He exudes confidence and a no-rush philosophy. He has become a friend and a confidant.”
Porter speaks as highly of all the people involved in his care, from the technician who conducts his PET scans to receptionists in the nephrologist’s office. “Everyone I have met at Duke has been professional, helpful, and has gone beyond the call of duty,” Porter says.
In gratitude for the care he has received, Porter made a gift to establish an endowed fund in Moore’s honor—the Duke Cancer Institute Leukemia/Lymphoma Endowed Research Fund. He has continued to contribute to the endowment, as have other donors who want to honor Moore. Upon Moore’s full retirement, the fund will be named for him.
To sum it up, Porter says, “If it wasn’t for Dr. Moore, I wouldn’t be here today.”
CIRCLE IMAGE (TOP): Joe Moore, MD, has managed Bob Porter's care through six different types of cancer.